Datto helps bus firm to keep going amidst growing ransomware threats

07 June 2017

Reading Buses was being repeatedly targeted with ransomware, and downtime was becoming a regular occurrence.

Reading Buses was being repeatedly targeted with ransomware, and downtime was becoming a regular occurrence.

Reading Buses is using Datto’s data protection and business continuity solutions after being hit by ransomware.

With more than 150 buses and 400 drivers serving the Reading area, the transport company needed a solution that could protect all of its data – including vehicle maintenance and payroll – from unforeseen events.

After seeking advice from its managed service provider, Complete I.T., Reading Buses data are now stored and backed up both on-site and in Datto’s private cloud at regular intervals. It is available to be restored at a moment’s notice.

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Server rooms “ill-equipped” to keep pace with technology

16 May 2017

The Green Grid says we’re now seeing data centres equipped with 10-12kW racks to support modern-day requirements, with legacy data centres falling further behind.

The Green Grid says we’re now seeing data centres equipped with 10-12kW racks to support modern-day requirements, with legacy data centres falling further behind.

Enterprise server rooms will be unable to meet the compute power and IT energy efficiencies required to meet the demands of fluctuating technology trends, warns The Green Grid.

It says this will push a higher uptake in hyperscale cloud and colocation facilities. 

The Green Grid is a global consortium of companies, government agencies, educational institutions and individuals dedicated to advancing resource efficiency in IT and data centres.

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Battery could power PCs for over seven years

10 April 2017

A north west technology firm has produced a new battery system which it claims can power a suite of computers for almost eight years.

Tests conducted over a five-month period by engineers at the University of Manchester showed that the POD developed by Formby-based Extreme Low Energy (ELe) could power 30 computers for seven hours a day over 2,830 consecutive days (i.e. 7.75 years) before the battery capacity dropped.

Dr. Rebecca Todd from the university’s School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering says: “We applied our findings specifically to consider the use of the POD in educational establishments, and concluded that an average school should be able to use the system for over 14 years before the battery reaches 80 per cent capacity.”

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Firstnet to launch first Tier III data centre in Leeds

10 April 2017

Firstnet Solutions is managed by husband and wife team David and Angie Cusworth.

Firstnet Solutions is managed by husband and wife team David and Angie Cusworth.

Leeds-based IT managed service provider Firstnet Solutions has opened its first data centre in the city.

The company says the new facility has been designed as a bespoke data centre and is not a building conversion.

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